Hi From Fleet in Hampshire

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belfast
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Hi From Fleet in Hampshire

Post by belfast » 28 Sep 2014, 07:39

Hi Folks,

Born in Belfast, but moved to England about 30 years ago. I learnt to drive very late in my thirties because I always lived in the centre of towns and could get by without one. When I did finally take the plunge a friend spotted a 98 Citroen Xsara Estate in autotrader with a blown turbo, he advised me to buy it and he replaced the turbo for me, that was the car I passed my test in and got me hooked on these French motors.

So far I've had:
98 Citroen Xsara esate 1.9 diesel (Purchased 148K drove until 200K)
02 Citroen C5 2.0 diesel(Purchased 60K drove until 104K)
02 Citroen C8 2.0 diesel (Purchased 116K and still driving)

9 years of driving has cost me less than £5k in purchase cost, and to me thats a bargin!

I know bugger all when it comes to repair or maintance, so that's why I love these cars because they have been bulletproof for me. I laugh as I daily pass BMW's, Mercs and Audi's broken down on the hard shoulder of the M3, none of my Citroens has ever let me down.

Cheers
Colin
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Hell Razor5543
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Re: Hi From Fleet in Hampshire

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 28 Sep 2014, 07:44

Welcome to the French Car Forum. :welc:
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James
ex BX 1.9
ex Xantia 2.0HDi SX
ex Xantia 2.0HDi LX

C5 VTR HDi estate, 76518762
Out amongst the stars, looking for a world of my own!

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Re: Hi From Fleet in Hampshire

Post by citronut » 28 Sep 2014, 08:41

hi and welcome to the FCF

i do like the C8 but you realy need to be fully initiated into proper Citroens, as i believe/feel all Citroens after the BX are just Euro box's or Peugeots #-o :yikes: :-D :wink:

real citroens should be one on there own ( the likes of the DS, G's, CX's, BX's and dershies/2CV's/A series ) and not just badge engineering ,

its the green blood you know :twisted: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:
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Regards, malcolm.

current ride a BX 1.7 TZD estate
1986 MK1 BX 1.9na D Auto(in Mothman Andy's stable )
layed up roppy 1.9TD XANT estate, now gone to meet her maker
purple and lilac metalic 2CV(VIOLET)registered to her in doors
1972 DS special been layed up aprox 31 years